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Controversial UP minister sacked

May 17, 2003 12:04 IST

Controversial Uttar Pradesh minister, Amarmani Tripathi, whose alleged relationship with a murdered poetess caused much embarrassment to the government, was removed from the ministry on Saturday.

Chief Minister Mayawati, speaking to reporters at a hurriedly convened press conference, saidthe minister was being removed "to prevent the opposition parties from taking political advantage from the case."

She said the investigation into the murder of poetess Mudhumita Shukla has now been handed over to the Crime Branch CID with a directive to submit its report within a month.

The chief minister also announced the removal of Senior Superintendent of Police, Lucknow, Anil Kumar Agarwal, saying the family members of the deceased had accused him of tampering with the evidence.

"If Tripathi is cleared in the CB-CID inquiry, he will be reinducted into the ministry. If he is found guilty, I will expel him from the Bahujan Samaj Party."

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Sub: All Politicians are corrupt & shameless in India

Not enough. These days these white collared criminals are taking us for granted without bothering about the judiciary. IAS officers , IPS officers including CBI ...

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Sub: Right decision

This is the right decision.but it should take much earlier.Daer Aye Durust Aye

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Sub: UP Minsister removal.

The chief minister has taken a very very late decision.If she is the honest lady she should have taken this decision much earlier. This is ...

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Mayawati deserves laurels for protecting the controversial minister to last and bringing the political values to nadir. its a common thing in UP for powerful ...

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now minister is sacked, thats allright, but then as usuall he will be cleared by CBI and as written will be back on his seat ...

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